26-11-2017 12:00 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
A girl from Nagaland worked for days to clean Varanasi ghats
Four years ago, a girl from Nagaland had moved to Varanasi with a group of friends and transformed its dirt filled ghats into clean, inviting ones. She worked endlessly for days with her colleagues from NGO Sakaar, to manually clean the ghats that were full of garbage and excreta.
Temsutula Imsong continues to rule the hearts of people in Kashi who credits her for the clean ghats. Even though she has moved on and the ghats are being looked after by the municipality for the past two years, the people of the city are grateful to her for making people conscious of their responsibility.
She is an epitome of perseverance and determination whose work was acknowledged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Many people even now remember the Sakaar team which continued with the good work, in spite of resistance from local people. A boatman sad that initially, the ghats were so unclean that people would not even walk by, but thanks to Imsong and her team, people come and sit at the clean ghats. He said it has become easier for him to find customers as well.
Meanwhile, Imsong completed a course in solid waste management last year and conducts workshops with students. She teaches them about waste generation and recycling.